Canadian picks at CAAMfest

CAAMfest (formerly known as the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival) has announced their full programming! This year’s line-up is an exciting roster of movies, music, munchies…and my personal favourite, a 60th anniversary exhibition on Astro Boy and the opening night documentary on my mom’s most recent obsession, Jeremy Lin.  Amongst the gems are some wonderful Canadian picks:

  • 6pm, Mar 17 at The Castro: Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children makes its SF premiere as a gala in the centerpiece slot.
  • 12:15pm, Mar 17 at the Kabuki & 8:30pm, Mar 18 at New People: Vancouver filmmaker Aaron Au’s Anti-versary and Toronto director Allan Tong’s Little Mao both play in the Wrench In The Works shorts programme. Reel Asian showed Au’s Tea Master in 2009 and Anti-versary was featured recently in NSI’s online shorts festival. This will be the SF premiere for Anti-versary. Tong programmed Reel Asian’s first Industry Series in 2006. Little Mao had its world premiere at TIFF Kids last year with three sold-out screenings.
  • 5pm, Mar 15 at the Kabuki & 2:30pm, Mar 25 at New People: The Emotional Eaters shorts programme includes the SF premiere of Shasha Nakhai & Rich WIlliamson’s The Sugar Bowl, which won Reel Asian’s So You Think You Can Pitch? competition in 2010 (emerging category) and then the WIFT-T award in 2011; and the world premiere of Vancouver director Jason Karman’s Kimchi Fried Dumplings.  Reel Asian showed Karman’s State of Yo in 2007 and he was a pitch finalist in 2011.

The festival takes place March 14-24, 2013 in San Francisco. View the full schedule here.